In case you didn't figure it out from Rita's last post, we were in Germany. We had week-long TDYs (business trips, for you private-sector types) in separate cites, but we joined up at the end of the week and spent a couple of nights on the Rhine in St. Goar, where we saw the fireworks Rita described and sampled some nice local German wines. The morning we left we took a long walk along the river. It was cold, foggy, and beautiful.
My second favorite part of Germany is breakfast. German breakfasts include lots of cold cuts, cheese, fruits, grainy granola cereals, yoghurts, and really great grainy breads. One morning on my trip it was still pretty dark, so the staff had set up a candlelight breakfast for us. Too bad I had to go to work afterward.